CORPUS CHRISTI - Where'd that cool blast come from?
Here we sit on April 24 in the mid-50s at mid-day. Whoever heard of such a thing?
Ah… but by the time your Corpus Christi Hooks return to Whataburger Field next Tuesday, it'll be back in the low- to mid-80s!
That's not the only reason to make a game at 734 East Port April 30-May 3. Here's a look at it all, night-by-night:
Tuesday, April 30, Midland RockHounds @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)
•Half-Price Group Night, presented by AutoNation; call 361-561-HOOK (4665) to learn more.
•If you're a member of Hooks Nation, Kleberg Bank Social Media Night brings $5 reserved-seat tickets.
•It's Aransas Pass Night with discounted tickets for AP residents. Show your photo ID at the box office or if you have a group of 20-plus, call Andy Steavens at 361-561-4677.
•Champion of the Homestand is CCFD Officer John Keller, who'll throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
•National Anthem by Samantha Asbury.
Media partners: Grande Communications and SportsRadio Corpus Christi
Wednesday, May 1, RockHounds @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)
•Whataburger Family Day, buy a ticket for yourself and get your kid's ticket free!
•Donate your gently-used Hooks clothing item to Goodwill near the main gates at the giant Whataburger fry box. In exchange, you'll get a new Hooks t-shirt, ticket voucher and special Whataburger coupon offer!
•Stroke Awareness Night; visit the information table on the concourse.
•Relay for Life Night benefits the American Cancer Society. Contact Amanda Pruett at 361-561-4697 to learn more.
•National Anthem by Stephen F. Austin Elementary School Choir of Gregory.
Radio partner: KFTX-FM
Thursday, May 2, RockHounds @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)
•The first 2,500 fans take home a Dave Clark Garden Gnome from CPL Retail Energy. Dave was the Hooks' first manager (2005-07); now he's first-base coach of the Houston Astros.
•The Hooks wear blue camo jerseys; a postgame on-line auction benefits the USO.
•Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes.
•After 8:30 a.m. on the 4th, go to the Stripes Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/stripesstores to learn the Stripes Thirsty Thursday Word of the Day. Later that day or night, repeat the word at the Whataburger Field box office and receive a free Hooks Thirsty Thursday reserved-seat or general admission ticket for each Thirsty Thursday ticket purchased.
•National Anthem by Just Jammin' Quartet.
•Scrubs Night with discounted tickets for medical professionals. Call Jeff Mackor at 361-561-4678 for details.
•Oil & Gas Industry Night, contact Brad Crabtree at 361-561-4686.
•College Night, show your student or faculty/staff ID at the box office for discounted tickets.
Media partners: Classic Rock 104.5 FM and Time Warner Cable
Friday, May 3, RockHounds @ Hooks, 7:05 p.m. (gates open 5:30)
•Enjoy Friday Fireworks postgame, presented by Bud Light.
•See the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales in a post-game parade around the warning track.
•National Anthem by Everman High School Band.
•Sign up at Guest Services to compete in the Texas Lottery Scratch-Off Dance-Off.
Media partners: K-99 and KIII-TV3